Want a simple explanation of what vaccines do inside your body to protect you from serious illness? Then check out this adorable short animation by Ask Ken Tay.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Recently I ran across a post from McGoogan Health Science Library on a Coronavirus comics exhibit at their library. Happily I discovered access to these comics isn't limited as all are online, including a comic on C'rona from an indigenous perspective.
More on the online exhibit from the McGoogan News blog...
"In collaboration with virologists and artists, three comic stories about COVID-19 were developed during the pandemic and posted online during the last half of 2020. The fictional narratives address fundamental issues in biology, virology and network science in order to help readers understand the complexities of living through a viral pandemic.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Wolters-Kluwer / Lippincott / Ovid recently hosted an Open Ovid Webinar Day on September 9, 2021, featuring several speakers presenting compelling topics.
It was recorded as a continuous Zoom Meeting (minus breaks), so you can skip ahead to the sections you want to watch. I've included the respective time signatures below.
Cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is all about intentionality. This presentation will explore what inclusion looks like in library environments and the actions it takes to make the process successful. As library workers, it is our collective responsibility to cultivate and sustain environments where individuals feel welcomed, safe, valued, seen, heard, and included regardless of the identities they hold. It's time for us to get real about being inclusive.
Break: 11:00 AM - 11:05 AM
Academic Liaison Librarian and a Trainer who has run workshops in four continents. He is a specialist in PowerPoint and his own presentations have been seen over 2.5 million times online. His book, The Library Marketing Toolkit was published in 2012, and he can be found online at ned-potter.com
Closing Remarks & Survey: 2:00 PM
When you have to be right
Friday, September 17, 2021
The MedlinePlus Tutorial for Librarians and Health Educators explains how to locate information on
- health conditions
- and medical tests at MedlinePlus.
The tutorial is worth one hour of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association (MLA) and qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1. Register and access this free online tutorial here.
Reprinted from The Region 6 Weekly Digest of the National Network of Medical Libraries.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
This short blog post is based on an article from the Washington Post.
Here we list 8 US museums showcasing the history of medicine. Have you visited any of them?
- International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, Md.
- Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Keedysville, Md.
- Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum, Washington, D.C.
- National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, Md.
- New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, New Orleans
- Glore Psychiatric Museum, St. Joseph, Mo.
- The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
How history plays a role in NLM's strategic plan: Jeffrey S. Reznick and Kenneth M. Koyle are Supervisory historians on the federal staff of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where they serve, respectively, as Chief and Deputy Chief of the NLM History of Medicine Division. They completed this article as part of their official duties, with support from NLM.